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Subject: Re: UKNM: Re: S/W to scan Internet/Newsgroups
From: Jo Chipchase
Date: Wed, 24 May 2000 11:04:42 +0100

Stefan Magdalinski wrote:
>Jo Chipchase wrote:
> >
> > Alex Sass wrote:
> > >Not sure how ethical this one is ?!?
> > >
> > >At 11:36 23/05/2000 +0000, you wrote:
> > >>One of my clients is looking for software that will automatically
> > >or scan the internet/newsgroups and picking up any mention of their
> > name.
> >
> > Why ever not? Newsgroups are open forums, and it can be particularly
> > damaging to a company's reputation if unchecked (and possibly untrue)
> > rumours propagate from such a source. After all, news concerning
> > floating point error started in newsgroups... and look what happened
> > the news spread. They ended up spending millions repairing the damage.
>a brilliant argument. would have worked if the example you chose hadn't
>actually been true.
> > What would you rather do... stick your corporate head in the sand and
> > for the mumbings to reach the mainstream press?
> >
>or sue everyone shitless who mentions your dodgy business practices or
>shite products?
>law ants god free
>psion toll Oh Gee
>I'm surprised Jo, that you haven't written an article about either of
>these. it's good material.

Ah but I have... the material went in a feature about Rogue Websites for
Internet Works, and is also part of my guest chapter for the forthcoming
Public Relations Handbook.

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  Re: UKNM: Re: S/W to scan Internet/Newsg, Stefan Magdalinski

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